Iowa Lieutenant Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022


The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Iowa. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit. The lieutenant governor stands ready to succeed the governor in case of death, impeachment, resignation, removal from office or other disability. The lieutenant governor's duties are assigned by the governor. He has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign. The salary for this position is $103,212/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State. The required forms include an Affidavit of Candidacy, Nominating papers, campaign finance forms and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between the 99th and 81st days before the general election (July 30, 2018 to August 17, 2018) in order to appear on the ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State by phone at (515) 281-0145 or by email at [email protected] Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: